I have taught at five schools during my career, and it seems that every school arranges their Field Day just a bit differently. Most schools split the day in half, and send the older students outside for half of the day, and then swap around lunchtime and send the younger students outside for the other half. Other schools keep all of the students outside for the entire day. Personally, I prefer the half-day method... but it does present a challenge of what you're going to do with the students the other half of the day.
A few weeks ago, I was poking around Amazon (an affiliate link follows), and I ran across the book Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day by Robin Pulver. I checked out the preview and knew I had to have it! What a perfect read-aloud for Field Day! It arrived a few days later, and I fell in love with the book as soon as I read it. In fact, it inspired me to create some follow-up activities that you can download below for FREE!
Here's a summary of the book, along with the activities I created:
If you want to download the free activities, simply click HERE!
The other activity I created especially for Field Day are the partner plays shown below. Again, I created these scripts with the intent of providing an engaging reading activity that teachers could use with students while waiting for their Field Day to begin, or after Field Day is over and everyone is trying to wind down.
|"Thank you! Life-saver for our rained out field day!" -Feedback from Write from the Heart.|
|One buyer left the following feedback: "This was a perfect activity for the afternoon after our field day activities were over."|